• Thursday, Iona Hall (St. Andrew’s Church basement) 7 p.m. Columbia Phoenix Players annual meeting, looking for new membership and community engagement. Support local amateur theatre and let your voice be heard.
• Saturday, Warfield Community Hall, 9 a.m. start for Springtacular Craft Fair. Relatively Creative hosting first annual fair, $2 admission. Proceeds to the United Way of Trail and District. Runs until 3 p.m.
• Saturday, Trail Legion 1-3 p.m. Legion ladies auxiliary host Spring Tea and Bake Sale. Admission $3.50, all welcome.
• Sunday, Trail Cenotaph, 6 p.m. Candlelight Vigil. Join Royal Canadian Legion Branch 11 in honouring those who served our country 100 years ago at Vimy Ridge. Refreshments to follow at the Trail Branch, 2141 Columbia Ave.
• Registration open for the Daffodil Dash, April 30 at Gyro Park in Trail. A family fun event supporting the Canadian Cancer Society. For more information contact Valerie Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cancer.ca/daffodildash.
• Tuesday, Bailey Theatre, 8 p.m. City and Colour. Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green, will perform in an intimate theatre setting.
• Saturday, Royal Theatre, 9 a.m. Met Opera presents Idomeneo. Like many stories from Greek myth, Idomeneo explores the motivations and emotions of humans whose fates seem beyond their own control.Long neglected along with other works of this era, Idomeneo now holds a firm place in the repertoire as the first of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces.
• Sunday, Royal Theatre 4:30 p.m. Sunday Cinema presents A Man Called Ove. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship and love.
• VISAC Gallery showing 2017 Pottery Exhibition, “Vessels, People’s Choice Sculpture Contest, and Special Delights Sale.”
• April 18, Trail United Church Hall, 1:30 p.m. Join Greater Trail Hospice Society for tea, treats and a chance to discover what is important when making healthcare decisions. Who will speak and know wishes for end of life care? Admission free, pre-registration required. Contact hospice at 250.364.6204 for info.
• April 19, Royal Theatre. 5 p.m. FREE movie, Manufactored Landscapes. Documentary reveals the gritty underside of industrial landscapes. Photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the subtle beauty amid the waste generated by slag heaps, dumps and factories. Memorable scenes include a Chinese iron factory where employees are berated to produce faster, and shots of children playing atop piles of dangerous debris. The contrasts are most striking in Shanghai, with new high-rises towering above old slums.
• April 20, Jazz at the Griff, 7:30 p.m. The Devils You Don’t perform, crossing boundaries from renditions of Sinatra and Hank Williams to blue grass and rock and roll. Brian Kalbfleisch on vocals/ukulele, Craig Korth on banjo/dobro/vocals, Clinton Swanson on woodwinds/vocals, Rob Fahie on acoustic bass/vocals, and Graham Tracey on drums/vocals.
• April 22, Royal Theatre, 9:55 a.m. Met Opera presents Eugene Onegin. Composed by Tchaikovsky,the story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his blasé rejection of a young woman’s love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend.
• May 20, Royal Theatre, 9 a.m. Met Opera presents Der Rosenkavalier. (The Knight of the Rose or The Rose-Bearer) Comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss features four main characters: the aristocratic Marschallin, her very young lover Count Octavian Rofrano, her coarse cousin Baron Ochs and Ochs’ prospective fiancée Sophie von Faninal, daughter of a rich bourgeois.